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Cincy among Reed's suitors?

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08:05 AM ET 11.18 | Jeff Reed cleared waivers, then, according to his agent, turned down offers from two teams. Don Henderson said he expected Reed would go unclaimed because the team claiming him would have had to pay him the remaining $1.16 million on his salary as the Steelers' franchise player this season. The Steelers must now pay that salary, and Reed is an unrestricted free agent. "We had three calls and two offers," Henderson said. "But we're not going to kick this weekend." ... Henderson declined to identify the teams but said they were obvious. Cincinnati, for one, was a likely suitor after placing kicker Mike Nugent on injured reserve this week.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jeff Reed, AP Jeff Reed, AP
November 18, 2010  08:07 AM ET

This should be interesting....

November 18, 2010  08:08 AM ET

Good luck Jeff. At least you are guaranteed your salary.

November 18, 2010  08:09 AM ET

Last thing I want is a cry-baby kicker.

November 18, 2010  08:19 AM ET

I always love when a guys gets cut, then sign with an in-division rival

November 18, 2010  08:21 AM ET

They were looking for another potential troublemaker. Watch out towel dispensers of Cincy.

November 18, 2010  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Last thing I want is a cry-baby kicker.

Kickers are a dime a dozen. can,t afford to be a cry baby.

November 18, 2010  08:29 AM ET

Way to show those dumb old Steelers Jeff. Cry about the turf, the fans, etc. They cut your **** and it cost you over a million dollars. You really showed them!!!

November 18, 2010  08:30 AM ET

Why did the Steelers franchise a kicker?

November 18, 2010  08:43 AM ET

At least with Cincy, he won't have to worry about missing kicks with the game on the line. They're out of it by the third quarter most of the time.

Oh, and that's "Cincy," FN. "Cinci?" Really? Would you name your daughter that?

November 18, 2010  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

At least with Cincy, he won't have to worry about missing kicks with the game on the line. They're out of it by the third quarter most of the time.Oh, and that's "Cincy," FN. "Cinci?" Really? Would you name your daughter that?

Exactly. Why pay that kind of money to a kicker that is UFA in a few months when your season is already over?

November 18, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Why bring the dumb **** in at all? He's a malcontent and just a kicker.

November 18, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Kickers have no souls, everybody knows that.

November 18, 2010  09:15 AM ET

You won some big games for us in the past,...lol, hell you've lost a few too....ur ok with me..good luck to ya

November 18, 2010  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Kickers have no souls, everybody knows that.

Some of them are **** souls.

November 18, 2010  09:36 AM ET

The move by the Steelers was as much a move to get rid of a guy who had a nasty habit of partying too much and getting in to trouble as a football move. Big Ben does not need guys like Reed around him. Reed just was not worth the risk anymore.

November 18, 2010  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The move by the Steelers was as much a move to get rid of a guy who had a nasty habit of partying too much and getting in to trouble as a football move. Big Ben does not need guys like Reed around him. Reed just was not worth the risk anymore.

so liquored up kickers are more the norm. Apparently Peyton was onto something a few years ago with Vandercrap.

November 18, 2010  09:58 AM ET

Long story short....Or recipie for being released:

-Parties too much, may have serious problem with alcohol, gets in trouble with the law.
-Mouthed off about the organization before the season and called them liars.
-Having God-awful season this year missing 7 of 22 attempts.
-Makes excuses, rips fans, throws tantrum.

November 18, 2010  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

At least with Cincy, he won't have to worry about missing kicks with the game on the line. They're out of it by the third quarter most of the time.Oh, and that's "Cincy," FN. "Cinci?" Really? Would you name your daughter that?

Good stuff.

November 18, 2010  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Kickers have no souls, everybody knows that.

George Blanda did.

 
November 18, 2010  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#24):

George Blanda did.

And may that soul rest in peace.

Guys like George Blanda and Gordie Howe inspire us over-the-hill pick-up athletes to keep going.

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